Take a break on Summit Avenue

 

If you need a break

from winter
and want to be inspired

with images

of far away places,

let's arrange for you to 
join me in my studio

for an international tour

via art.

We practice careful social distancing,

with masks and a HEPA air filter, and

I would be happy to welcome you.

Sincerely, 

~ Carrie

 

To schedule a personal visit please contact Joy Wolfe at advocateforartists@gmail.com or call (612) 644-0756.

 


 

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 

~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. 
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One will not break through to the enemy with theory. Directness is most important, when in front of the lion's den.  
– Rati Tsiteladze
film producer,
former world martial arts champion

 

 

Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet

or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?
– Walker Percy
American author
of novels infused with philosophy
The Cowardly Lion



Courage. What makes a King out of a slave? Courage.
What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage.
What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?
What makes the muskrat guard his musk? Courage.
What makes the Sphinx the 7th Wonder? Courage.
What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?! Courage.
What makes the Hottentot so hot?
What puts the "ape" in ape-ricot?
Whatta they got that I ain't got?
Dorothy, The Tin Man, and the Scarecrow
Courage!
The Cowardly Lion
You can say that again!

The Wizard of Oz
from the 1939 movie 
based on L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

 


artist statement

This painting combines objects that originated

1500 miles apart. The two lions come from Thailand, a gift from my daughter. The globes come from China, a gift from a very kind law student in Beijing who showed me around her campus while my husband presented a paper. The lions, which are made of stone, have the center location, while the globes have the brighter colors. Lions sometimes inhabit the darkness. 

– CCSK

  

"Thai Lions"

Oil on Canvas

16 x 16

2017

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"Globes of Light"

Oil on Canvas

38.5 x 28 in

2013

Private Collection

Reproductions Available

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 


~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

 


Travel does what good novelists also do

to the life of everyday, placing it like a
picture in a frame or a gem in its setting,

so that the intrinsic qualities are made 
more clear. Travel does this with the very

stuff that everyday life is made of, giving
to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. 

– Dame Freya Stark
British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; 
many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East
where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

There are two ways of spreading light:

to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate; 

only love can do that.

– Martin Luther King, Jr. 


[I]n grief nothing 'stays put.' One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs.

Round and round. Everything repeats.

Am I going in circles,

or dare I hope I am on a spiral?

 C.S. Lewis




artist statement

This painting depicts the large,

ornate antechamber of a house of worship, and,

like the painting posted last week, is set in Turkey.

Globes of light, manifold in an ascending spiral,

draw the eye upward, along with one's thoughts

and perhaps also the spirit.​

CCSK

  

Art as an Oasis™
a series of occasional postings from

the art of Carrie Kleinberger
providing a temporary respite from both

mundane and monumental cares
words of wisdom from a diversity of others
 
for a season ordinarily full of celebrations and gatherings around food:

 

~ a collection of simple comestibles and potables ~ 
(this week – fruit with style)

 

Everyone knew you shouldn't go biting into fruit offered to you by magical creatures in the woods, even if you'd thought until just five minutes ago that such stories were, you know, only stories. 
– Molly Ringle, The Goblins of Bellwater
 

The old order changeth, yielding place to new,

And God fulfills Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world.

– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Morte d'Arthur

You are the sunshine of my life, That's

why I'll always be around,

You are the apple of my eye, Forever

you'll stay in my heart.

– Stevie Wonder, You Are The Sunshine of My Life

 


For some stories, it's easy. The moral of

 'The Three Bears,' for instance is "Never break into someone else's house."  The moral of 'Snow White' is "Never eat apples."  The moral of World War I is

"Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand."

– Daniel Handler


 

artist statement

At the Jewish new year (in the fall), Jews

customarily share apples and honey to

offer and share hopes for a sweet new year.

This painting depicts a plate of apples

prepared for that purpose and shows

contrasting colors, shapes, and textures. Perhaps paradoxically, the center of the painting

is not an apple but rather a half grape atop an apple slice. The Jewish new year is already three months past, but nothing prevents us from offering apples, honey, and hopes of sweetness for the secular new year as well. 

Best Wishes For A Happy Healthy New Year!!

– CCSK

  

"Apples For The New Year"

Oil on Linen

8 x 8 in

2019

"In a Parisian Market"

Oil on Canvas

15.5" x 27.5"

2008

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 

~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

 


Travel does what good novelists also do

to the life of everyday, placing it like a
picture in a frame or a gem in its setting,

so that the intrinsic qualities are made 
more clear. Travel does this with the very

stuff that everyday life is made of, giving
to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. 
– Dame Freya Stark

British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; 
many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East
where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

Paris is always a good idea.
Audrey Hepburn
(in the movie, Sabrina)


A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.
Thomas Jefferson


In Paris they simply stared when I spoke in French;

I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language.
Mark Twain


We'll always have Paris.
Rick to Ilsa
Casablanca



artist statement

This painting is the epitome of "imaginative painting." The oranges, their basket, its labels – are from a Parisian market. The ducklings are from a sketch I made at the Minnesota State Fair. 

–CCSK

  

"Curious Cat in a Carpet Shop"

Oil on Canvas

25.5" x 33.5"

2013

"Annapolis Lion"

Oil on Canvas

16.5" x 13.25"

2016

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 


~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

 


Travel does what good novelists also do

to the life of everyday, placing it like a
picture in a frame or a gem in its setting,

so that the intrinsic qualities are made 
more clear. Travel does this with the very

stuff that everyday life is made of, giving
to it the sharp contour and meaning of art. 

– Dame Freya Stark
British travel writer, who died in 1993 at the age of 101; 
many of her trips were to remote areas in Turkey and the Middle East
where few Europeans, particularly women, had traveled before.

The smallest feline is a masterpiece. 

– Leonardo da Vinci

The most beautiful thing we can experience

is the mysterious. It is the source of all

true art and science. 

– Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies


I started my own little carpet and upholstery cleaning business. I've done it for 20 years.

I live well. 

Tommy Kirk

who as a child actor starred in

Old Yeller and Swiss Family Robinson



artist statement

One small, curious cat sitting inside a brown cabinet.  A seemingly endless number of folded carpets in a shop in Turkey. I keep waiting

for the cat to move. 

–CCSK

  

Art as an Oasis™

from the gallery of

Carolyn C.S. Kleinberger 

as vaccines make travel foreseeable again 


~ souvenirs from past travels ~ 

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. 
– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Until the lion tells his side of the story,
the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. 

Zimbabwean Proverb


The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions

of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion.
A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.
 
Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously


Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb,

and the rose grow without thorn. 
Martin Amis

 



artist statement

In actuality, this lion is fewer than eight inches tall – it decorates one end of a wooden mantelpiece in a restaurant located in a very old house in Annapolis, Maryland. But in my imagination, and I hope in this painting, the lion is solitary, powerful, and even frightening.

– CCSK

  

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